Tomorrow, Saturday, June 13, 2020, marks the 5th annual celebration of International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD). This years’ theme is ‘Made to Shine’, “chosen to highlight the qualities of persons with albinism around the word” (facebook.com/albinismday, February 24, 2020). On December 18, 2014, the United Nations formally declared June 13 IAAD (UN Resolution 69/170), acknowledging the need to highlight the particular experience of persons with albinism: raising awareness of human rights violations including violence and discrimination that this community faces as well as championing and spotlighting the work and successes of persons with albinism worldwide.
We look forward to joining this years’ virtual celebration hosted live from www.facebook.com/albinismday. We hope to ‘see’ you there!